Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost of admission to the Museum?
While there is no cost to enter the museum, there may be an admissions fee to enter special exhibitions.
Where is MWPAI, how do I find it and is there parking?
MWPAI is located at 310 Genesee St. in Utica, New York.
Free parking is available behind the Museum of Art. Click here for the Google Maps location (link to parking).
You can also visit our Get Directions page.
Is MWPAI accessible?
MWPAI facilities provide wheelchair access to the physically disabled, large print programs for the visually impaired, and resources for the hearing impaired.
Does MWPAI offer classes and workshops to the community?
We offer a variety of classes and workshops for kids and families, teens, and adults. You can find the class that's just right for you or your family members by visiting our "Find a Class Section".
What is MWPAI’s gallery policy?
I’m interested in supporting MWPAI. How do I become a member?
Support from people like yourself helps us to continue to provide wonderful things to the community. Follow the links above on the menu bar for Membership level and for Giving.
I have a painting that is probably very old. Can someone at the Museum look at it and tell me about it? / Does the museum staff appraise art work?
The staff at the MWPAI Museum of Art is not able to provide an appraisal for a work of art. We recommend you visit the Appraisers Association of America, www.appraisersassoc.org, which allows you to search for appraisals by type of object, location or appraiser.
The following auction houses in New York City can also provide appraisals on a wide variety of collectibles, including works of art, watches, postage stamps, etc. Contact information is provided below along with websites to view the categories for which they appraise.
Please note, appraisers will charge a fee.
175 E. 87th St.
New York, NY 10128
580 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10022
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020
1334 York Ave. at 72nd St.
New York, New York 10021
Still have questions? We are happy to help. Please contact us at (315) 797-0000 and we will be able to assist you.
Where can I get information about Art conservation?
To request information on the conservation of artworks, we suggest you contact the following:
Art Conservation Resources – The Conservation Center
Art Conservation Organizations
The Intermuseum Conservation Association (ICA)
305 Clipp Rd.
Delmar, NY 12054
Specialties: fabrics, works of art on paper, upholstery, dolls, baskets, fans
Tillapaugh Art Conservation
80 Beaver St.
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Specialties: paper, photographs, and parchment
225 South St.
Williamstown, MA 01267
71 Jordan Street, P.O. Box 45
Skaneateles, NY 13152